Mark's off on his morning hike after an about face. The path he usually takes along the waterway hasn't been mowed, and it's waist high with luxuriant plants (and ditto snakes, no doubt) right now. Plan B takes him along a beautiful country road, with horses, cows, egrets, and hawks for company.
Meanwhile, since it's such a pleasant morning, I'm cooking up some tofu w/some herbs in white truffle oil. The oil has a garlicky taste and is very interesting. Since we've been reading some Michael Pollan books, and revisiting a very yellowed copy of "Diet for a Small Planet", we're in a "back to basics" mode and it'll come in handy for something or other later today.